I'd Want It To Be Yours

Album: Off the Beaten Path (2013)
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  • Moore admitted to Billboard magazine that there is one person who might not be a fan of this irreverent song. "My mother just has to be going with every album 'Oh, no, he didn't say that again, did he," he said laughing. "We had a song called 'I Could Kick Your Ass' on the first album, and we haven't done one like that since then."

    "People crack up when I say the song was a blessing in our career," continued Moore. "It's funny to hear, but it's true. That's one of the reasons we're selling out arenas and not playing clubs anymore is because of songs like that. People can grab hold of then because it's real life stuff – whether it's comical, sad, or whatever. I thought 'Let's go write another one of those' because we haven't done that since then. I took it into my record label, and they fell in love with it, and said 'You have to cut this.'"
  • When Moore teamed up with songwriters Jeremy Stover and Brandon Kinney to write this song, the trio's initial goal was to revisit "I Could Kick Your Ass." They planned to write something along the lines of, "If there's anybody's ass I would kiss or kick, I'd want it to be yours," but the track went in a completely different direction. And as they continued, the three songwriters decided they should make it as ridiculous as possible. "I truly expected nobody to like it or want to hear it," Moore admitted to Radio.com, "(yet), it's quickly become a fan favorite. Women love it, I'm surprised. I thought women would hate it, but women love it, including my wife."

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